H.E.R.O. [Model AZ-036]

Atari 2600 cart. published 35 years ago by Activision, Inc.

Listed and emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): hero heroe


H.E.R.O. © 1984 Activision


Model AZ-036


H.E.R.O. stands for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation.


Shoot a critter: 50 points
Each dynamite stick remaining when miner is rescued: 50 points
Dynamite a wall: 75 points
Rescue miner: 1,000 points


Tips from John Van Ryzin (John Van Ryzin collects cameras. He golfs. He camps, and goes canoeing. In addition, he's from New Jersey. But what you must understand about John is, he loves his work. He thrives on it. As proof of this, he belongs to almost every Activision club. No mean feat, that.)

"The mineshafts of Mount Leone present many challenges to a rescuer. I recommend you watch the opening sequence before playing the game. It'll give you a feel for the terrain and help you recognize some of the dangers ahead. Also, the more you play, the better you'll learn your way around the different mineshafts. Since speed in locating miners earns you more points, you'll want to move as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are a few tips I think you might find useful."

* "The dynamite R.Hero carries is potent. He doesn't need to be right next to a wall in order to blow it up."

* "If R.Hero runs out of dynamite, he can burn through walls with the Microlaser Beam. The closer he stands to the wall, the faster he'll break through."

* "If a lantern goes out, find mineshafts by looking at the rough edges along the bottom of the screen."

* "When flying above the river, ride the ceiling by pushing up as well as to the left or right."

* "Ride rafts whenever possible since it is easier than trying to go under a lava ceiling."

* "A word about tentacles: They don't move too fast, so try to outrun them."

"Hope that helps some. You'll discover your own techniques as you plumb the depths of the mine. Let me hear what they are when you emerge from 'down under'."


Programmer: John Van Ryzin


[US] Sony PlayStation (sept.30, 1998) "A Collection of Activision Classic Games for the Atari 2600 [Model SLUS-00777]"
[US] Sony PlayStation 2 (nov.19, 2002) "Activision Anthology [Model SLUS-20588]"
[EU] [AU] Sony PlayStation 2 (2003) "Activision Anthology [Model SLES-51313]"

[US] Nintendo Game Boy Advance (dec.9, 2003) "Activision Anthology [Model AGB-BAVE-USA]"
[US] Sony PSP (nov.8, 2006) "Activision Hits Remixed [Model ULUS-10186]"
[EU] Sony PSP (feb.9, 2007) "Activision Hits Remixed [Model ULES-00640]"
[AU] Sony PSP (feb.14, 2007) "Activision Hits Remixed [Model ULES-00640]"

[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (jan.1, 1994) "Activision's Atari 2600 Classics"
[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (apr.4, 1995) "Atari 2600 Action Pack"
[US] PC [Microsoft Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.2003) "Activision Anthology: Remix Edition"
[US] Apple Macintosh [CD-ROM] (2003) "Activision Anthology: Remix Edition"

[US] Windows Mobile (may.25, 2009) "Activision Anthology (PPC)"
[US] Android (aug.30, 2012) "Activision Anthology"
[US] Apple iPhone/iPad (aug.30, 2012) "Activision Anthology [Model 542727742]"
[US] "Atari Flashback 8" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 8 Gold Edition" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 8 Gold Activision Edition" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames

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